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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 7:30pm EST
a recent phenomenon because it helps the environment. this is a great bioindicator of how well they're doing, and a lot of people are doing it in france. it's a really big urban area, and so is new york. >> welcome back, the video shot by the bee team at george washington university in dc. and it has hives on the campus. and urban beekeeping is taking off. and they're trying to legalize it in many cities. it could cause more harm than good. but talk to us about raising bees in the community. >> i love our community, they're so informed. ursula said: >> so larry, talk a little bit about the difference between commercial beekeeping and urban beekeeping, and if it's something that can turn the situation around. >> well, commercial beekeeping, i always considered it to be an artificial industry, because it became necessary once our agricultural industry decided to move over to a mono crop format. where if you have 50,000 acres of almonds, the bees can't survive except for the time when the almonds are putting out flowers. >> so they had to be brought in? >> so they had to have this arti
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am EST
environment was dreamed up by computer scientists at the university of illinois, chicago. think of a project room or a war room where you hang up pieces of paipaper and photographs and you tape them to the wall and you see lots of different data at the same time. today all data is stored n in ce computer we wanted electronic walls so you can display information. >> these visualzations can show howdhowdyhow depression ma manie mind. you can get big or shrink down. you get different understanding of the data when you look at it in different sizes and relationships. >> researchers say the applications are seemingly endless. but it' it's at the heart k-2's dimensions. in 2009 nasa funded the endurance research project to study under water environments. they dropped a 6 million-dollar robot into the center of lake bonnie using sonar to collect data from the lake's deepest point. >> we had the robot sending out sonar and what we ended up getting back was 50 million points. university of illinois professor headed up the mission. it's a data set unlike any other in a lake environment. >> that data n
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
skims the surface of mars. known as the cave two, this large scale virtual reality environment was dreamed up about i computer scientists at the electronic visualization lab at the university of illinois chicago. >> it's like a projected room or war room where you hang up pieces of paper and photographs and you take -- tape them to the wall so you see lots of different data at the same time. today all data is stored in computer. rather than print them out and tape them to the walls, we wanted electronic walls where you could display information. >> the cave two can transport psychiatrists inside their patient's brains using data from an mri. these neural connections in the brain can provide critical notings of how it man nests in the mind. >> you get a different% tich like alice in wonderland where you can be big or you can shrink down the rabbit hole. you get different understanding of the data when you look at it in different sizes and relationships. >> researchers say the applications are seemingly endless, but interdisciplinary collaboration brings it to life through three
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:30am EST
, the current populations of bees in most rural environments is so low, that you can plant whatever you want that there aren't going to be enough bees to take advantage of it. and right now, it's the bees that are needed. and i don't know of any one thing that any homeowner or business owner could do to have an impact on the local environment than adding a hive of bees to the property. this will bring the bees back to the area, and this is what so desperately needed. >> we have to pause there, and jennifer, we have 20 seconds left. not everybody agrees on the cause and the consequences, and what's the effect of doing nothing? >> well, we really can't wait on this problem. the bees can't wait. it's a complicated problem, but what we do know, the pesticides are harming the bees, and to ban them in ways that bees are exposed. >> that's all the time we have for the conference, than conver. and thank you all for joining us. until next time, raj and i will see on you line. >> >> u.s. vice president arrives in beijing hours after blaming china for increasing tensions in the region. [ ♪ music ]
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
the meal. >> with the, the mission sent up in september is studying the exosphere, the environment around the moon and the dust on the surface of the moon. any disturbance of either of those environments could throw a monkey wrench into the satellite. the ro propellant as it makes its way down to the surface will put a lander on the surface, the propellant that slows down the environment will pollute the environment. the principal scientist is not happy. it presents another alternative, and that is we can study how quickly the propel ants dissipate out of the exosphere environment. >> it will be exciting to have anything on the moon after a long time. >> the show may be over on the website, facebook or google+ pages. >>> good evening, everyone. welcome to al-jazeera america. i am john seigenthaler in new york. >>> the investigation, the latest on sunday's derailment in new york, tonight, we know just how fast the train was going. but was it human error? >>> let's make a deal. a monday to remember. online shopping. americans are buying. what the post-holiday spending spree means for the ec
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am EST
in september is studying the exosphere, the environment around the moon and the dust on the surface of the moon. any disturbance of either of those environments could throw a monkey wrench into the satellite. the ro propellant as it makes its way down to the surface will put a lander on the surface, the propellant that slows down the environment will pollute the environment. the principal scientist is not happy. it presents another alternative, and that is we can study how quickly the propel ants dissipate out of the environment. >> it will be exciting to have anything on the moon after a long time. >> the show may be over on the website, facebook or check check >> excessive speed may be to blame for sending a commuter train off the rails. data recorders say the train was going nearly three times faster than it should have been. >> rebooting obamacare. now that the website is working the president will try to boost confidence. >> resignation rejected. thailand's prime minister is refusing to step down as anti-government protesters storm the office building. >> iran exclusive - the prime ministe
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 7:30pm EST
that are growing through the soil of the environment and in trees. that's gluing the mushrooms on to the side of the tree or the forest floor. mushrooms. >> we never grow mushrooms, we keep the mycilian in a vegetative stage. the concept was when i saw mysilian growing through wood ships, keeping them together. using waste didn't happen until i teamed up with gavin. >> it takes seven days for a product to be grown. we are about to show you how it works in seconds. >> what is this. >> the waste is cleaned, light before adding the mycel. >> um. it's ipp cubated and it becomes a solid white mass. next it goes through a tromell, a machine that grind the waste. >> this is reminding me of willie wonga and the chocolate factory and i'm afraid i'll be sucked up. >> this is mulched and stacked into moulds. the mycelian does what it does - gross. all that is left is to paying it at a low temperature of 200 to growth. >> freshly based funk us. so it can be sold to corporations like dell computers and other fortune 500 companies. >> here is what is cool. i can take the material, bury it in my yard and wi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
, was the idea of a peace keeping force. he said he would lead a difficult environment like the car up to 9,000 troops. there is a big difference with what is now being offered which is about half that number. a point i butt to the u. ambassador to the united nations. have you enough troops the r the job. >> we are in this resolution, walking and chews gum at the same time. we are both strengthening the mandate and working through strengthening the preparedness. >> continue planning for a u.n. peace keeping operation and she said that was not being ruled out in the future. james bays reporting from the u.n. finished meeting with israeli and palestinian leaders today. kerry arrived in israel with a huge agenda pushing forward the middle east peace. joining us live now with more on kerry's visit. hello. >> hey, stephanie, it is a huge agenda and extraordinarily difficult. before he can talk about peace, he needs to reassure israel and iran, but the more he reassures them, the more he runs into trouble with the palestinians. >> today a chum my secretary of state left a message of support, the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am EST
about the tannery and the devastating impact on the environment and the people who live here. >> and joe will be here to tell us why it was snowing stuffed animals at a hockey game in canada and this is coming up, in sports, do stay with us. ♪ ♪ welcome back and this is the top stories on al jazeera, thai police are allowing protesters to enter the grounds of government buildings after being with them for days. and they say their campaign to topple the government will go on. ukraine's parliament will vote on a confidence motion against the government, the country's prime minister is warning that protests could turn into a coup and demonstrations are intensifying in kiev. and television is reporting the suicide attack in the capitol damascus killed four people and the blast is in the neighborhood and also injured 17 others and we will bring you more as we get it. iran's foreign minister told al jazeera u.s. sanctions didn't enforce them with the program, they want to be integrated at the same time protecting their interesting and we have more from washington. >> handshakes and smiles
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 2:30pm EST
that are growing through the that are growing through the soil of the environment and in soil of the environment and in trees. trees. that's gluing the mushrooms on that's gluing the mushrooms on to the side of the tree or the to the side of the tree or the forest floor. forest floor. mushrooms. mushrooms. >> we never grow mushrooms, we >> we never grow mushrooms, we keep the mycilian in a keep the mycilian in a vegetative stage. vegetative stage. the concept was when i saw the concept was when i saw mysilian growing through wood mysilian growing through wood ships, ships, keeping them together. keeping them together. using waste didn't happen until using waste didn't happen until i teamed up with gavin. i teamed up with gavin. >> it takes seven days for a >> it takes seven days for a product to be grown. product to be grown. we are about to show you how it we are about to show you how it works in seconds. works in seconds. >> what is this. >> what is this. >> the waste is cleaned, light >> the waste is cleaned, light before adding the mycel. before adding the mycel. >> um. >> um. it's ipp cubat
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm EST
with the second in a series of reports on this industry, and the impact on the environment and the people that live here. details coming up later in sports. ♪ in media for america. >> this entire region is utterly devastated. >> people our here are struggling. >> the fire jumped the highway we took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. power of the people until we restore our freedotÑ >> from our headquarters in new york, here are the headlines this hour. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be at hand and just in the nick of time. >> thousands of new yorkers are marching in solidarity. >> we're following multiple developments on syria at this hour. >> every hour from reporters statio
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
health interventions. >> nevertheless do you think in the current economic environment, when you talk about $60 billion being injected into health care systems a year to reach these goals, a lot of people are going to be thinking how are cash-strapped countries going to find that money? >> what we show is that the total gain in gdp, the extra gdp, not the gdp they have now, the extra gdp they have per year represents a figure of close to $10 trillion per year. and what we're talking about is the allocation of not half of it, not a tenth of it. but well under 1% of it. two this global conversion agenda that saves 10 million lives. >>> to ask you about the risk of overburn denning health systems, of course it would be an incredible achievement, but i'm just wondering about the knock-on effect of that, that it could put pressure on health systems in years to come if these countries are having to deal with aging populations? are these the kind of challenges they need to think about now? >> the remarkable saying is that making people healthier, takes burdens off of health care systems. bec
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
. phenomenal environment that they're causing earthquakes. >> and someone might have to go through that city, that stadium. >> every team will have to go through. they have the number one team. >> forget about it. shut that down. michael yves, thank you. and coming up here on al jazeera america. the troubled government healthcare site has given the obama administration lots of bad press. now the president is focusing on the rest of the affordable care act. we have the latest from the white house. >>> also amazing the man who spent three days trapped i in a sunken ship 100 feet below the ocean next. tÑ >> we have breaking. the pentagon has temporarily stopped using a route to send cargo into afghanistan. officials saying there are other routes to more cargo into and out of afghanistan. >>> detroit is bankrupt. a judge cleared the way today for what is now the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. the city is $18 billion in debt. it could mean severe cuts for retired city workers who relied on pensions. >>> french scientists have thrown a new twist in the yasser arafat story. forensic
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
environment was dreamed up by computer scientists at the electronic visualization lab in chicago. >> a project room or a war room where you hang up pieces of paper and photographs and you tape them to the wall so you can see lots of different data at the same time. today, all data is is forred in computers, rather than print them out and tape them to the walls, we wanted electronic walls. >> the cave 2 can transport psychiatrists inside their patients' brains using data from an mri. these visualizations of the neural connections in the brain can provide critical understanding of how depression manifests in the mind. >> you get a very different perspective, kind of like alice and wonderland, where you can be big or you can shrink down the rabbit hole. so you get very different understanding of the data when you look at it in different sizes, different remthsz. >> researchers say the applications are seemingly endlets but inter disciplinary is at the heart, taking zeros and ones an bringing them to life through graphic representations >> reporter: in 2009, nasa funded the endurance research proj
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am EST
- they are not looking after our health and safety. >> a survey from a bangladeshi environment group found 90% of tannery workers died before the age of 50. for years the government has made promises that it will move the tannery out of the slum. all those promises have gone unfulfilled. government officials did not respond to requests for an interviewed. despite the filth, danger and stink, he is resigned to life in the tanneries. >> i have no ambitious, nothing. i have to do it. there's no other way. >> cheep bangladesh labour lowers the cost of leather goods sold. there's a price paid in human misery in a far-off place. >> the international diabetes federation is predicting a rise in the number of people with a disease. right now there are about 382 million people with diabetes. by 2035 the number is said to rise to 592 million. the largest number of sufferers on china, 98 million live with diabetes. 65 million have diabetes in india. in the u.s. 24 million people have the condition. one place where the government is trying to do more to beat diabetes is sri lanka. we have this report. >> this looks l
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 2:00am EST
environment gathered from taking images. we use this information to send orders to control its function. >> in the 1970, the soviet became the first country to put a remote control robot on the mood. it was followed by "apollo 15 ," used to move astronauts and equipment. >> china's rover is fitted with scientific instruments. it has a ground radar to examine up to 100 metres. china is looking at the mineral resources on the moon. in 2017 china wants to bring back a rock sample from the moon. manned missions could follow in 2025. for now its mission is to get "chang'e 3" to the moon and on to the surface. >> this is china's first moon mission, but the space program is not new. it launched its first satellite in 1970. in 2003 it launched the first of five manned space missions. >> double digit drop. black friday retailers got off to a pretty bumpy start. >> bringing back the business of booze. the bet that some make on detroit with the first distillery in decades. finding strength after tragedy. the meeting place helping colorado residents move forward from the floods that changed their l
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 3:30am EST
in the school's food environment. >> welcome back. what you're looking at is a video from the national farm to school network. the organization estimates more than 10,000 schools across the country participate in the program. it's one of several innovative ideas that school systems are using to get kids excited about healthy eating. waj, i'm looking at the tweets coming in, and just before the break, julie was saying give control back to the lunch lady. this needs to go back and go local. >> yes, we should make the #empower the lunch lady go survival. viral. >> jean, waj raise as interesting point. when i was in school, the lunch ladies pretty much prepared everything from scratch on site on the premise. now there is heat and serve. why the flip? >> years ago there were considerable cuts to our program. that moved people away from scratch cooking. you're seeing more school districts going to scratch cooking. a lot of that is driven by the regulations to reduce sodium, to reduce fat, to get fruits and vegetables incorporated in the programs. we're moving back towards scratch cooking, i would
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:30am EST
they fit in this new in competitive environment? >> well, i would say-- >> rick, first you and then to terry. >> well, yes, i would say what they do is they end up being merged in or in the case of frontier they're spun out of republic. they're going to pick certain days. they're not going to have the frequency of schedule that you would see normally. you can build a business out of these fringe markets. but you will never grow to the size of what was before a mega airline. it's really down to four mega airlines that have three-quarters of the entire lift, and then niche airlines where they have regions to make money. >> i have to disagree with rick on this. i feel that if you have got a city, and this city warrants 10,000 passenger as year, someone will be there to fly them. if you want to get from point a to point b in the united states, you're going to be able to get there. this is a way that its a hauls worked. the free enterprise system does take over. what people fail to release the government regulations is what caused the operation. they protected the airlines from
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am EST
industry, and the tef stating impact on the environment and the people who live here >> the top stories on al jazeera. thai place are allowing protesters to enter government buildings after clashing with them for days. the protesters wants to topple the government of yingluck shinawatra. >> a 24 hour curfew has been imposed in a nigerian city after fighters attacked the air force and base. dozens may be dead including 20 gunmen. >> ukraine's parliament is due to vote on a no confidence motion against the government in the coming hours. the country's prime minister warning that protests turned into a coup, demonstrations intensifying in kiev and crowds blockading the main buildings. >> the demonstrations in thailand are led by a former deputy prime minister. until three weeks ago suthep thaugsuban was a member of parliament. now he's wanted on charges of treason. we have more. >> he's a wanted man for his role in the anti-government protest. as suthep thaugsuban greets his supporters, the addualation is apparent. >> he's my inspiration, he brings all of us together. >> his aim is to get
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am EST
and an environment that meets their need. new york state pays 77,000. a good part of that goes to technology. >> in this maths class the teacher is using a headset communicating with children who have trouble hearing. this student is using a dynabox. it helps to prepare kids for life beyond the halls. >> some question whether segregated schools can get students ready for life in the adulls world. >> for most of us we don't live in a segregated adult world, you have to interact with individuals who don't have disabilities. >> richard says the vicard. >> school prepared him plenty, he's now in college, the only one of a set of triplets living away from home. >> it would be difficult to adapt. >> chris sees viscardi as a path to college. >> i want to study biology. >> he has the power, he says, like everyone else to reach for his dreams. >> the u.n. marked the 21st international day of persons with disabilities on thursday. >>> new numbers that show j.c. penneys' efforts to bounce back are working. >>> safety you can't see - new device offered to direct bicyclists in accidents. >>> looks can b
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am EST
children under the age of five. and this way climate change has an enormous influence on the environment and across human life. it can't be solved by the efforts of one country. it's a task for all humanity. >> an anticorruption movement is looking to break years of dom nation by the ruling congress party in elections in deli. voters are taking part in local assembly elections. the political choices they make this week could have a significant long-term impact on the entire country. >> a huge crowd gathers to hear from the man who wants to shake up indian politics. the election campaign of the common man's party took on a festive feel as it made its way through new delhi. the man leading it promises to succeed where others failed. voters will have to choose between a new political alternative and some of the states longest serving politicians. because people across the call tall are wary. she was responsible for the 2010 commonwealth games, which faced allegations of corruption. and also accused of mishandling the response to a gang rape in new delhi that made international headlines. >>
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
is the legal basis upon which troops and trainers can operate in afghanistan in a post 2014 environment. it can't be switched on and off like a light switch, that is the message from nate toe and john kerry. what they are trying to do is impress on karzai the necessity of signing this paper before the end of the year. it will be a tough ask because karzai at the moment appears adamant that he won't budge. >>> hezbollah is blaming israel for the death of one of its senior commanders, accusations that israel is denying. a spokesman for the lebanese organization says he was assassinated outside of his home in beirut. hezbollah is a powerful organization made up mostly of shiite muslims. >>> the same group is pointing to saudi arabia for an attack on an u.s. embassy last month. >>> russia's prime minister is urging stability and order in ukraine. his statement to a ukrainian official comes as protesters are threatening to tighten their circle. protesters say they will not stop until the current government is removed from power. the clashes are the result of the president not signing an trade agreem
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
the work to install the anchors and cables and fabric is damaging to the environment. >> cristo's team say they'll minimize the damage and others say they support the project. >> i think it will create a lot of attention for this part 69 of colorado. and if i it will do a lot to pus area on the map. >> assuming he wins the legal wrangling construction will take two years and when it's completed it will be up to are two weeks. he is famous for out maneuvering and out lasting his opponents. at 80 years old it could be one of his last works. >> coming up nelson mandela was an avid boxer with the love -69f sports. the ledg legendary free dom figr has one reget. we'll tell what you that is when we return. of the people until we restore our freedoms atÑ welcome back to al jazeera america i'm rochelle kya care-y. >> more french troops are i in e south african colony. thousands of fled the capital. >>> nelson mandela had one great regret in life he never became a boxing champ. he never made a name in the ring but he was inspired in the gym he trained. >> this street once hosted apa apartheid bloo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am EST
environments. the team sank a probe into lake bonney. >> the rob other sent out pings through a thick salt layer making it tricky. what we got back was over 50 million points. >> university of illinois professor peter doyle headed it upment >> it's a dataset uplike any other. >> the data processed inside cave-2 provides insight as to what sort of life can be takened. >> that will do it for the news on al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. you can catch the latest news online at aljazeera.com. news at the top of every hour, have a good evening.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am EST
in the u.s. will serve as guidance for chinese officials work on its environment proble problems. >> reporter: if you just happened to book a flight you might want to call ahead before go to the airport. we have more. >> reporter: the arctic blasts now entering a second week is causing misery across the country. staying warm is not easy when there is ice, snow and freezing temperatures as low as 20 degrees below zero in some areas. >> i do have a number of layers on, i've got on wool socks, who layers of pants, two layers of shirts, my big jacket. >> it's cold. >> reporter: sheets of ice and white out conditions have sent cars, trucks and buses sliding across roadways causing collisions and miles of traffic jams. >>> interstate 94 in wisconsin was shut down after a massive pileup as resulted in one dead. ia vehicle was flip over a guardrail and into icy waters. the driver was killed in the crash. for those traveling by air. >> you can't begin the day. i'm trying to see what i can do to get back home. >> reporter: the cold snap grounded 3,000 flights. eyes caused this roof collap
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
with the environment. the widow reacted to the report. >> translation: you can imagine to the extent that i am upset by the answers in this matter. >> swiss scientists found high levels of polonium in blood and samples retrieved from clothing that yasser arafat had on. yasser arafat's widow requested an inquiry, leading to the exhumation of his body. 60 samples were distributed to forensic scientists from france, italy and russia. it was concluded that arafat was poisoned. >> the characteristic of him having a dose of polonium before he died. those levels are about 36 times what you would expect in a normal person. >> according to palestine officials russian scientists reported the death inconclusive. they found in yarra fat's tissue may have cam from naturally occurring gases in the soil surrounding his coffin. >> palestine officials say they will name their pictures. >>> a dramatic rescue one man thought would never happen. >> he's alive. >> newly released video shows the moment a ship's cook was pulled from underwater, after spending three days trapped in a dug boat. harrison okene survived by br
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
, they know the legend and the legacy, because he did come out of a very inhumane environment. and brought so much humility to the world and the country. and i think that south africans are proud of that. and i think the world should be proud of that. i think those are the three messages that provide to the world at large. >> and you were ambassador to the republic of congo, how did his legacy effect those nations in. >> well, he effects every nation, when you have any country looking at what it is going to do for its future, how do you have a peaceful election, a transition between powers, i think that when you look at what nelson mandela did, he had one term in office. he left peacefully, he provide add platform, and he was the first african president to do that. it's unfortunate, though, that it isn't yet the order of the day. open on the civil rights front, the that he showed how to be humble in service. is robin sanders former ambassador to nigeria, it is great to see you again, thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you for having me. >> we are continuing to get reaction, democratic
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
cricket do the talking. last time we had the same hostile environment. it was towards the series where we played really good cricket. and that hostility changes. everyone was respectful, and in that last game we didn't do ourselves justice, and they got on top. >> reporter: coming back from 1-0 down is not easy. they were inspired to a 3-1 series win. fast forward to 2005, they won a classic series 2-1 having lost the first test. four years later, victory in the oval in a must-win game to regain the ashes, and last year alastair cook led his team from the come-from-behind win against australia. the win in brisbane was the first in nine tests and was the largest victories in terms of run ever record: but they're not expecting to see them fall so quickly this time around. >> we'll take attacks and take the test map. i think there will be enough in the wicket early, and i think reverse swings will be throughout the test match. >> reporter: they may enjoy this pitch rather more than brisbane. al jazeera america. >> reporter: for more sports go to our website at www.aljazeera.com/sports and d
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
was released. you have to take us back to that time. you a young kid, what was that environment like before mandela's release? you weren't even allowed to talk about it. >> as difficult as one of the other guests said, difficult thinking how restrictive it was. mandela's name was banned it was against the law to use his name. if you used the name of nelson mandela that was a criminal offense, that can report you, and stand as a witness in a trial against you, and you could be prosecuted for it. grew one this feeling didn't really know what this man was. >> your mother didn't want you saying his name. >> . >> right. she was afraid. she had three boys who were growing up in a time where it was so easy to befall you at the hands of the state police. she tried to protect us, and it wasn't key for us to get into politics, because she didn't want something to happen, and there were many others around us, my brother who was at college in the mid 80's, had been beaten by police, and been through some harrowing expense pros testing with other students and being beaten and tier gas and that kind of t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
's very difficult for agencies to operate in this kind of environment. >> now 21 egyptian women and girls are being freed from prison after appeals court ruled in their favor. they have been sentenced to 11 years in jail after protesting in the city of alexandria in october. we first have reports from cairo. >> before saturday's appeal hearing these 14 women just 17 and 18 years old were facing 11 years in jail for taking part in a protest against egypt's military-backed government. the harsh sentences provoke outrage nationally and internationally. the appeal court now given the women one-year suspended sense. >> wthey are stronger than bef before. >> hseveral girls have been givn sentences for three months probation. >> we believe they are innocent. this is unjustified judgment. so for that the not 100% success, of course. >> but there are thousands of people still in jail in egypt yet to face trial for offenses they're accused of committing since the backdown of the las, d many believe that the government was trying to make an example of them. but that may have backfired. the focus is
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
't be surprised if that existed. aid agencies are working in some of the most difficult environments in somalia. but one thing that aid agencies can do together is to have a collective strategy to negotiate collectively to get an union formed access to al-shabaab her tores to deliver assistance. >> thank you. speaking to us from mogadishu. >>> venezuela's president said this he will force businesses to cut prices. he had 49% of the votes. the coalition will be a test of the government. this is the reaction of president madu ro against his opponent. >> we have doubts of people of venezuela have told the world that the revolution continues. >> the results, according to the national electoral council is thaisthat this is a divided cou. do we want a divide venezuela? no, we want an united venezuela. >> singapore has set up an inquiry to investigate the city's worse riots in years. 27 people were arrested after two police vehicles were set on fire. charles stratford reports. >> reporter: a police car under attack on the streets of singapore. the crowd eventually overturned the vehicle. others they s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
. that is to say information about the surrounding environment. we use this information to send orders to control its functions. >> in 1970 the soviet union became the first country to put a remote-controlled rover on the moon. it was followed by "apollo 15 " which used a moonbugy. >> china's rover is fit with more scientific instruments. it has a ground radar to examine up to 100 metres of the lunar surface. scientists hope to discover the mineral resource that is exist on the moon. in 2017 china wants to bring back a rock sample. manned missions could follow in 2025. for now the mission is to get "chang'e 3" to the moon and on to its surface. >> time for sports headlines with ross shimabuku. we have a now record. >> josh gordan has gone where no one that is gone, not jerry rice, randy moss or lynn swan. he racked up back to back 200 gaums. josh gordan 297 last week, today 10 passes. for the second-straight week the browns lost the game 30-28 the final. out of the way mike tomlin, the steelers head coach - that's a record-setting performance by josh gordan. mike tomlin went on the field for the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
. the surrounding environment gathered from taking images. we use this information to send orders. >> in 1970, the soviet union became the first country to put a roving remote controlled robot. it was followed a year later which made use of this moon buggy to move astronauts and equipment. china, rover is fitted with more scientific instruments. it has a ground radar to examine up to 100 meters beneath the lunar surface. scientists hope to see what minerals exist on the moon and in 2017, china wants a rock sample from the moon. manned missions could fall in 2025. for now, though, its mission is to get to the moon and safely on to its surface. >>> the number of people with diabetes continues to rise. one country is struggling with the epdeem i can is sri lanka. roughly 1 in 5 people suffer from that disease. more on the fight there to stem it. >> this 15-year-old looks like any 15-year-old but diabetes changed her life. after being diagnosed at 11, she has to have injections before every meal to control her sugar levels. >> i get bad headaches, break out into a sweat and mostly feel lifeless.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
on the environment and the people who live here. >> we'll have more on the toxic tannery industry: well, bangladesh opposition alliance has confirmed it's boycott of the election by failing to register any candidates. they're saying the election held under the current prime minister won't be, the decision plunges bangladesh into renewed uncertainty and more street violence that has left 52 people dead since october. >>> australia and new zealand has been awarded $81 million, at least 100 people were born with birth defects in the region after their mothers took the drug for morning sickness in the 19 50's as well the 1960s. >>> well, it's often said if you want to understand the latest piece of technology you should ask a child. but a new survey suggests that there is a price to be paid. let's go back to lauren. >> that's right. children may be one step ahead of their parents when it comes to the latest gadgets but it comes at a cost of traditional skills such as handwriting or spelling. >> it's playtime at this nursery, and these toddlers are exercising their coloring and drawing skills. they're a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
of bangladesh. >> is there a a growing sensef awareness for consumers and all kinds of environments looking at these products and the warnings you are offering here. >> i think so. >> whether it's using mercury a amauamalgus. amalgum. >> ing an bang wil bangladesh de regulations but they are not enforced as they should be. >> it's not just bangladesh there are other countries. that is a good point one reason we close bang wil bangladesh iss typical to what is happening in pakistan and india and ca cambo. it's not unique to ban banglade. >> coming up next here getting schooled. weigheweighing the students ande who is not making the grade. and join the conversation online @ajamstream. >> now a snapshot of stories making headlines on america tonight of the. >> the investigation of the fatal new york train derailment is centering on the engineer. the officials say william rockefeller caught himself nodding off before the derailment. the train was moving 50 miles-per-hour over the speeding limit. four people died. >> startling investigation over the death of yasser ai arafat. french scientists
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
experience last time you let the cricket do the talking. last time we had the hostile environment. towards the end of the series we played good cricket. i thought everyone was respectful. we didn't do ourselves justice. coming back from 1-0 down is not easy. way back in 1954. england inspired to a 3-1 series win. andrew flintoff helped the home side win. having lost the first step. stuart broad bowled to victory. and alastair cook led the team to that 2-1 from behind win. australia's win in tests, one of the largest in terms of runs. the aussies are not expecting the tourists to fall quite so easily this time around. you see two good bowling attacks. we win is test match. if there two attacks, it's these two. there's enough in the wicket early. i think reverse swing will play a part, and i think spin will play a big part. >> the wicket may hold the ski. nathan lion should know it better than most, being the old curator. the visitors may enjoy the pitch more than brisbane. >> new zealand's cricketers wracked up a 609 on day two of the test. ross taylor smashed a maiden double century. the w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
cricket do the talking. we had the same hostile environment last time we came here. and the hostility changes because everyone was very respectful of the way we played. last time we didn't do ourselves justice. >> reporter: 2005, andrew flintoff help his side win. four years later steward brood bolled england to victory to regain the ashes, and last yearalster cook lead his team to a win in india. australia's 381 run win in brisbane was the first in this large test. they aren't expecting the tourists to fall quite so easily this time around. >> you'll see two very good balling attacks. if there is any two attacks that will be able to find a way, it's these two. i think there will be enough in the wicket early, and spins will play a big part. >> reporter: the wicket may well hold the key to who wins in the match. this man was a curator here two years ago. >>> the miami heat's winning streak has been brought to an after losing to the pistons. seven of the nine players used on court scored in the double figures. kyle had the most point grabbing 18 to give detroit the 107-97 win. >>> kobe
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am EST
in environments that, for example, responders cannot get to. rubble after an earthquake or pros tetics, and how we can think about the interplay between the nervous system of the animals and mechanics in their body. understanding how it works in terms of physical and nervous system is a first step. researchers hope to bring the extraordinary ability to a new generation of robots. >> i'll try not to let the last story catch me out. a study on speech identified what could be the most difficult phrase. most know it as a tongue twister. here goes pad kid poured kid pore cold. >> it doesn't make a lot of sense, it is tough to say. host of us remember this one: piper picked a pep of pickled pepper, a peckled... . >> we're going to hit. >>>. >>> a massive storm assaulting the nation's midsection. below zero temperatures, heavy snow and thick ice are threatening people and power supplies. [ chants ] >> a slowdown at fast food restaurants, workers hitting the p pickett lines demanding higher wages. >> millions of passwords sfln from facebook and google. >> coming out after spending a career in the closet.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
to the service of mars. known as the cave-2, this large-scale environment as dreamed up by computer scientists at the university of illinois in chicago. think of a project room and a war room where you hank up pieces of paper and photographs and you tape them to the wall. you can see a lot of data at the same time. today data is stored in ers. rather than print them out we wanted electronic walls where you can display information. the cave-2 can transform skype tists using data from an mri. it can provide critical underings of how depression manifests in the mind. >> you have a different perspective like "alice in wonder land", where you can be big or shrink down the rabbit hole. >> researchers say the applications are seemingly endless. interdisciplinary collaborations are at the heart of the mission, taking zeros and ones, and bringing them to life. >> in 2009, nasa funded the endurance research project to study extreme underwater s. the team dropped a 600 million robot into lake bonny, using sonar to collect data. >> we had the robot running sonar, sending out pings through a fault layer, m
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
underwater environments. dropped a robot into the antarctic's are lake bonny. >> through a very thick salt layer which made the math a little tricky and what we ended up getting back was over 50 million points. >> university of pennsylvania peter dorn headed up the exed expedition. >> what kind of life can be sustained in icy bodies of water beyond our planet. >> the moon of jupiter europa, most certainly has an ocean underneath. we are looking at this as a small scale analog of what that life may.. on earth everywhere you find water, you find life. >> 3d visualizations are one small step for computer scientists and one giant leap for explorers. usher kareshi. al jazeera. >>> how about a robot, the giraffe. it has a camera that allows relatives keep an eye on their parents. it allows the elderly to be more independent. >> well, all eyes were certainly on the saints today. big game for them. >> huge game for them as we get closer and closer to playoffs, to give them a commanding position for the race in the south. carolina panthers enter the nfc south, tied in the division with 9 and 3. ton
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
threatening the environment. that story tuesday right here on al-jazeera america. still ahead tonight, scientists plunge deem underground to explore one of ancient rome's longest lasting legacies that is still being used today. congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. >> this isn't a new channel, this is a watershed moment in media for america. >> this entire region is utterly devastated. >> people our here are struggling. >> the fire jumped the highway we took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >>> scientist are use can 21st century technology to map rome's ancients aqua ducts. some were carved by roman engineers over 2 years ago. claudio lavanga gives us an inside look >> reporter: a downward spiral into ancient rome wher
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